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Dancers Will 
Reenact Lord 
Dunsany Play 

Production Stars Joan Field 

and Dorothy Hastings in 

Major Acting Roles 

The Theatre Workshop and dance 
groups will repeat their presentation of 
King Argimenes and the Unknown 
Warrior by Lord Dunsany Friday, June 
17. and Saturday, June 18, In Alumnae 
hall at 8:30 p. m. 

The success of the March production, 
which integrates three art forms, the 
drama, music, and the dance, merits Its 
selection for the June play. The cur- 
tain rises on the slave fields, portrayed 
by a stylized set, where Argimenes, a 
former king enslaved by King Darniak, 
Is toiling with the other slaves. The 
tear-song Indicates both the state of 
suffering and the first signs of unrest 
existing among these unfortunate ones. 
Argimenes discovers the sword of the 
unknown warrior, and receives from 
this symbol the courage to lead the 
slaves In rebellion. 

Dorothy Hastings "40, as King Ar- 
gimenes, and Joan Field '40. as Zarb, 
play the leading roles. 

Miss Edith M. Smaill is director of 
the Theatre Workshop. Miss Sarah 
Emily Brown, technical adviser, and 
Miss Charlotte G. MacEwan, the direc- 
tor of the dance groups. Miss Marjorie 
Houser and Miss Frieda Miller of 
Boston created the musical composi- 

Tickets for Argimenes are on sale new 
at the Thrift shop. Mail orders will 
be received until June 10. Address: 
Mrs. Katherlne McManus Healy, Thea- 
tre Workshop, Wellesley college. Wel- 
lesley, Mass. Tickets will be on sale 
at the ticket booth. Green hall, from 
9:00 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.. and from 
2:00 p. m. to 4:00 p. m. June 15-18. 

A dance will be held in Alumnae hall 
following the performance Saturday 

'38 To Celebrate At 
Traditional Supper 

Engaged girls will run around the 
table while those who have already at- 
tained matrimony will stand on their 
chairs at the traditional senior class 
supper June 20. after graduation. 
Patricia Dyer "38 is chairman, and Vir- 
ginia Spangler '38, who will call on 
various members of the class to speak 
extemporaneously, is toastmlstress. 
President Mildred H. McAfee, who is 
honorary member of the class, and 
Dean Lucy Wilson will be the only 
guests present besides the seniors 
themselves. They, too, will probably 
be asked to say a few words. 

After the supper, the class movies 
will be shown. Helen Crawford is 
chairman of the committee which has 
collected movies of various college 
happenings of especial interest to the 
class of '38 since they have entered 

The supper, which is informal, will 
be held in the ballroom of Alumnae 
hall at 7:00 p. m., June 20. 

No. 29 

President To Hold 
Senior Reception 

Miss Mildred H. McAfee will enter- 
tain the class of 1938, their parents and 
guests, alumnae, and members of the 
faculty at the President's reception on 
her lawn Monday, June 20 from 4 to 
6 p. m. Those who will assist Miss 
McAfee in receiving will be Miss Mary 
L. Coolidge, dean of Wellesley college, 
Mrs. Mary C. Ewing, dean of residence. 
Miss Lucy Wilson, dean of the class of 
1938. Lucile Johnson, president of the 
graduating class, and Mrs. Hortense 
Reed, president of the Alumnae asso- 

In case of rain the reception will be 
held in Alumnae hall. 

Field Day Features Contests 

And Traditional Ball Game 


M, Holmes, J. Haroutunian, M. Canoe, H. Park Play For Faculty 

and Student Teams; L. Baldwin '40 stars in Archery 

Contest; Sophomores Win Tennis 

By Elinor Bancel 
Special Sports Writer 

The annual faculty-student contest 
held Saturday. May 28. afforded all the 
thrills and excitement of a major 
league ball game. The faculty, cap- 
tained by Malcolm Holmes, smashed 
blow after blow against Mary "Lefty" 
Ganoe '38. who allowed no more than 
Hyatt of the Holmesmen, but whose 
backing in the field was inferior to 
that of the opponents. In the second 
half of the first, the faculty gleefully 
chased one another around the dia- 
mond, to chalk up six tallies. Ganoe, 
in the same inning, got the only circuit 
blow of the afternoon which was the 
only run erasing the much feared goose 
egg for the students. 

The afternoon's luck did not go to 
"Joe-Joe" Haroutunian, worthy center 
fielder for the winning team. In the 
first Inning he hit a scratchy single 
but was retired with his side before 
being able to score. At his next chance 
he again dribbled only a single to the 
pitcher and was heard to remark while 
impatiently resting on first, "This time 
I want to go home." By means of some 
long drives by his teammates he was 
allowed to round third base and step 
up to the plate. But to the chagrin 
of the spectators he leaped right over 
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 4) 

The annual spring field day opened 
with an archery tournament held 
Saturday afternoon. May 28. The 
first event, the Columbia round, 
was won by Helen Garrlty '41, second 
place taken by Louise Baldwin '40, 
third place, Margaret Bell '40. fourth 
place, Constance Alexander '41 and 
fifth place. Retta Lou Gelling '40. 
The second event was a free for all, 
the William Tell shoot, the object 
being to shoot the apple off a dum- 
my's head without hitting the figure. 
The prize went to Louise Baldwin '40. 
second place to Barbara Walther '39. 

The second event of the afternoon, 
the tennis matches, was a senior- 
freshman competition. The first 
singles were played by Mary Ellen 
Freeman '38 and Ann Cohen '41 in a 
close three set match won by the 
freshmen. The second singles game 
was also a three set match played by 
Dora Walton '38 and Barbara Pren- 
tice '41 and won by the senior. Sen- 
iors came out on top again in the 
first doubles match played by Gwen- 
dolyn Wilder '38 and Ruth Nelson '38 
against Caroline Dalton '41 and Jean 
Barkin '41. The second doubles 
match was won by Helen Gorell '41 
and Katherlne Snow '41 against Betty 
Holly '38 and Wilhelmina Greenspan 

(Continued on Page 3. Col. 2) 

Ada Eynon '39 Wins 
Juniors' Book Prize 

Committee Presents Award for 

Fourth Successive Year; 

Winner French Major 

Ada Eynon of the class of 1939 has 
been awarded the Junior book prize 
by the committee in charge of the 
competition, Mildred H. McAfee, ex 
officio, Blanche Prltchard McCrum, ex 
officio. Alfred D. Sheffield. Judith B. 
Williams, and A. B. P. Metcalf, chair- 
man. This is the fourth year that such 
a prize has been awarded. 

Miss Eynon's books answer well the 
requirement that they reflect her taste. 
The choice of reading matter has been 
greatly influenced by her interest In 
France and its literature. The ma- 
jority of books are in the French lan- 
guage and seem to have been system- 
atically selected for their value In the 
various periods of French literature. 
The choice of the English books also 
shows In many cases the strength of 
this dominant interest. Miss Eynon's 
list Includes more than three hundred 
items and is admirably arranged. 

Associated with the committee as 
the non-college judge was Miss Grace 
M. Cole, Wellesley 1917. headmistress 
of the Park School In Brookllne. 

Ernest H. Wilkins Will Speak 
At 38 Commencement Exercises 


Since It has become necessary to 
have some of the General examin- 
ations In Founders hall, may we 
ask that the students in those 
classes having their last appoint- 
ments on Friday, June 3, refrain 
from clapping at the end of the 
period. The seniors will be most 
grateful for your consideration. 
Kathleen Elliott 
College Recorder 


The Press board announces the 
election of Miriam A. Meyer *39, as 
chairman for next year. The an- 
nouncement was made at the annual 
Press board banquet, held at Hart- 
well Farms. Wednesday, May 25. 


Miss Coolidge Describes New System 

Allowing Scratch Paper; 

Recalls Gray Book Rule 

Dean Mary L. Coolidge announces 
that at the coming June examinations 
proctors will not only be furnished, as 
heretofore, with the necessary exami- 
nation books, but also will be fur- 
nished with a supply of extra 
"scratch" paper. It is hoped that a 
chance to use such paper will prove 
a convenience to students. There are 
cases, however, in which instructors 
prefer to have all written work done 
in the examination books, and stu- 
dents are asked to note carefully in- 
structions given to them as to the 
use of books and paper, and to ask 
for directions If there seems to be 
any uncertainty as to an instructor's 

Students are again reminded of the 
regulation governing examinations (Of- 
ficial Circular of Information, "Gray 
Book." p. 89) which reads: 

"Books or manuscripts brought to 
an examination by any student must 
be left at the desk of the proctor. 
No pages are to be removed from 
the blank books distributed by the 


Charles W. Gilkey of Chicago 

University Will Deliver 

Baccalaureate Sermon 

Bridge, Fashion Show, and Exhibition 

of Modern Dance Will Replace 

Circus of Former Years 

Alumnae and their friends will re- 
turn to Wellesley for the June garden 
party sponsored by the Boston Wel- 
lesley College club for the benefit of 
the Students Aid society Wednesday, 
June 8, at 2:00 p. m. The party takes 
the place of the usual children's circus. 

Alumnae will play bridge from 2 to 
4 p. m. at bridge tables set upon Alum- 
nae hall terrace. The winner at each 
table will receive a souvenir prize. The 
drawing of a lucky prize will climax 
the bridge, the winner of the drawing 
receiving a $50 gift certificate at R. H. 
Stearns. During the refreshments 
alumnae will watch a fashion show 
featuring all the latest summer de- 

After a short intermission at 4:30 
p. m. Miss Edith L. Garrison and Mr. 
L. John Prophlt will give an exhibition 
of modern dances. At the close of the 
afternoon Dr. Harvey Spencer of Wel- 
lesley Hills will play the carillon. 

The Boston Wellesley College club 
cordially invites undergraduates to at- 
tend. Reservations should be obtained 
in advance from Mrs. John E. Eaton. 
Jr., 21 Intervale Road, Newton Center, 
or at the Alumnae office, Green hall. 
Tickets are $1.00 each. 


Seniors and alumnae will hear Dr. 
Charles W. Gilkey of Chicago at the 
Baccalaureate service in the chapel at 
11:00 a. m., Sunday, June 19. Dr. Gil- 
key, after graduation from Harvard 
and attendance at various universities 
including Berlin, Edinburgh, and Ox- 
ford, received his D.D. degree from 
Williams college. After a pastorate at 
the Hyde Park Baptist church, Chicago, 
he preached as professor at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago Divinity school, be- 
coming dean of the chapel at the uni- 
versity in 1928. Dr. Gilkey has pub- 
lished several books, including New 
Frontiers for Faith and his recent Per- 
spectives, and is a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa at Harvard. 

Commencement exercises begin at 
11:00 a. m. on June 20. The procession 
of alumnae, seniors, faculty, and trus- 
tees which forms on Norumbega hill 
at 10:30 a. m. will continue to Alumnae 
hall to hear Dr. Ernest Hatch Wilkins, 
president of Oberlin college, deliver the 
commencement address. Dr. Wilkins, a 
Phi Beta Kappa at Amherst, holds de- 
grees as well from Harvard, the Uni- 
versity of Chicago, Western Reserve 
university, and Beliot. During the war 
he acted as associate secretary of the 
War Personnel Board of the National 
War Work Council of Y. M. C. A. 
From 1928 to 1934 Dr. Wilkins was 
chairman of the Committee on Coor- 
dination of Efforts for Peace. His 
presidency of Oberlin dates from 1927. 
In addition to writing books such as 
Dante. Poet and Apostle and The Col- 
lege and Society, he has contributed 
many articles on Italian literature and 
college education. 

Following an afternoon of reunion 
class meetings and suppers, alumnae 
may attend King Argimenes on Friday 
night. Saturday will be devoted to 
Alumnae Day. The annual meeting of the 
Alumnae association, at which new by- 
laws will be adopted, takes place in 
Alumnae hall at 11:00 a. m. 700 
(Continued on Page 6, Col. 3) 


The Madrigal group of the college, 
representing twelve voices of the choir 
selected for their quality and blending, 
brought their year's activity to a close 
May 23 with the election of Katherlne 
Hack '39 as next year's leader. With 
four seniors graduating, four vacancies 
will be open for choir members to 
fill next year. 

Senior Superlatives Show Proper 
Modesty in Regard to New Honors 

^Continued from last week) 

Anne Titus's cordial welcome Indi- 
cated another ardent supporter of the 
home touch in personalities. Her 
mother, she thinks, agrees with her 
title Most Naive. She discredited the 
notion that she must be the youngest 
in her family; she is the eldest. She 
felt that the term implied success, but 
only If It were not associated with 
dumbness. "I think I have them en- 
tirely fooled about that title," she 

As for deserving the additional 
honor, Most Feminine, she suggested 
that It might be due entirely to her 
petite size. 

She Is a major in English literature, 
and is going to put her naivete and 
her charming femininity to use next 
year in a Boston department store. 

Katherlne Forsyth, 1938's Most Pop- 
ular and Best Executive, seemed puz- 
zled over the decision. Her reaction 
was Interesting. She quoted Lincoln in 
part: "You can fool some of the people 
some of the time, but this time I 
seem to have fooled all of the people." 

How did she win her title from her 
life In college? "Kathie" thought a 
long time. "I don't know," she smiled 

at last. "Maybe because I held a gavel 
in my hand." 

Kathie Is a history major, but she 
Intends to go into hospital work. "There 
is no executive work there. Ill be 
working from the ground up." 

This is not the first honor 
that Christian association's president, 
Gretchen Heald. has received from the 
qualities that have won her the titles 
of Most Dignified, and Best Wife and 
Mother. On the rug in her room 
there sparkled some of the gilt from 
the robe she had worn as Tree Day 

Her reaction to her class's choice of 
her was one of "utter amazement"; 
and her parents' "of slight amusement, 
because they see me In my weaker mo- 
ments." As for her college life and the 
title she said, "Being tall and having 
long hair work wonders." 

She hesitated, when asked how she 
might apply her accomplishment to 
the future. "1 ought to come back and 
take that new sociology course on the 
family next year." 


"Glurpy." the Inventor of the "Glurp 

language," also famous as the winner 

of the hoop-rolling contest, folded her 

latest fraternity offer of marriage and 

(.Continued on Page 6, Cot. 4) 



Gloom Shrouds '38 as 
Catastrophe Threatens 

By Carol Lewis 
The senior corridors are silent 
and empty. A daring sophomore, tip- 
toeing down the hall, runs from the 
sound of her own footsteps. No 
60und of life within disturbs the 
quiet. The class of '38, the grand 
old seniors, have retired. "Do not 
disturb until June fourth." "Stay 
out." "No company wanted," read 
the gloomy placards which decorate 
the closed doors. 

What with cars, dates, nances and 
graduation presents the seniors seem 
very well off. "Why." we wondered, 
"should they be shut up in their 
gloomy rooms?" In one room only 
we heard a muffled whispering sound, 
so we knocked gingerly. 

"Yes?" (my, one's friends get bel- 

"We're from the News, and we'd 
like to know whether the seniors in 
general — " 

"Yes," she snapped, "that's It, in 
general!" and the door slammed shut. 
Once Inside Tower's stately doors, 
our spirits rose, for the first door we 
came to carried an invitation, "Do 
step right In!" "Generally speaking," 
we said as we entered the room, 
"generally speaking, what do you 
think of—" 

The room was suddenly full of 
hysterically laughing seniors In pa- 

"Generally speaking," said a sepul- 
chral voice, "or speaking generally, 
get out." 

General examinations are evidently 
a sore spot with the class of '38. 
The honorable Professor Y. R. Gen- 
erals claims that out of every senior 
class, four start studying during 
Christmas week, nine the week-end 
after midyear examinations, and about 
sixteen Just before the June test 


Most of the seniors we met were 
relaxing for a moment after hours of 
study. Notes from all courses In "the 
field" have been dug out of desk 
drawers and closets. Dates and 
dances are forgotten, and the wild 
race for a degree Is on. There are, 
of course, exceptions to the general 
rule. There is the senior who comes 
to choir religiously — she's only a lit 
major, so she's "not even thinking 
of exams for another week." There 
is the Durant scholar whose fiance 
will stay with her until after the 
general, "so she won't have to worry." 
There Is the student who has spent 
one night a week for the past two 
months going over her notes, "so 
she won't have to cram." 


One bright friend offered to de- 
scribe for us a typical day of study. 
"In the morning," she said, "we 
play golf. In the afternoon we re- 
lax with a game of tennis. Then we 
have dinner and go to bed early so 



Woban Blk. Wellesley Squore 

Tel. Wei. 0566-W 

Katherine Forsyth, Lucile Johnson, 
Catherine Parker and Virginia Spon- 
gier (all '38, of course) with their 

we're fresh the next morning." See- 
ing our bewildered faces, she snapped, 
"Now GET OUT!" A silent spectator 
offered consolation. "Just think," she 
said soothingly, "I hear that if you 
take honors at Swarthmore you must 
take eight oral and eight written 

On our way home after an unen- 
thusiastlc welcome at Severance, we 
ventured Into Shafer. Before a door 
marked "Gone For The Summer" we 
paused. Suddenly it opened. "You 
want to know what?" the inmate 
shouted. "For all I care the general 
can die at dawn!" 

Seniors Pass Time at 
Merry Childish Games 

During the past week seniors have 
apparently revived all their favorite 
childhood games. One senior was seen 
playing Lady Godiva with her hair 
flown In the middle of the quadrangle. 
Others have been playing red rover, 
hop-scotch, and oops and robbers. 

Another possible game for infant 
seniors to play Is a word game which 
affords not only pleasant diversion but 
has educational value. By this we 
mean that the game helps players de- 
velop appropriate vocabularies. If, af- 
ter several rounds, a player has for- 
gotten any other word, she can at 
least be counted on to repeat the word 
given in the game. 

The type of letters used is quite im- 
material. Large letters cut out of paper 
are recommended for mentalities below 
the second year. Entirely different ef- 
fects can be given with different colored 
letters. The children will take pride in 
Individual work, although they may be 
spelling out the same words. 

For artistic babies, we suggest the 
words hue, value, or intensity, to be 
worked on interchangeably until they 
become blended In the child's mind. 
Star-conscious Infants might try sunset , 

while Biblical babies should work on 
Yahweh. The botanical babe, who 
usually has a keen feeling for words, 
might work on monocotyledtmous, 
while the chemical infant contents 
herself with globule. 

Seniors will find it pleasant to 
try writing "I-am-so-simple" melodies, 
the only restrictions being those Im- 
plied In the title. 

All of these games can be played In- 
dividually or in groups. All are guar- 
anteed to dispel the last "shades of the 
prison house." 

Pig- tails Supersede 

Frills and Furbelows 

"The latest hah: fashion at Wel- 
lesley," according to the latest edition 
of "Vague" indicates that Wellesley 
women are using their heads not 
only for hat racks, but for other 
decorative purposes as well! Accord- 
ing to this reliable report, it is the 
senior class which has led this so 
called "reversion to type" in coiffure. 
Sophisticated styles are "out" and a 
return to the simplicity of earlier 
years is in full swing. 

A questionnaire answered by 300 
seniors indicates that the perennial 
pig tail is most popular, with the 
straight and simple lines of the plain 
"barber's bowl cut" running a close 
second. One fair member of the 
class of '38 defends the "kewple-doll" 
style, saying, 

"This style expresses at once the 
Innocence and childlike desire for 
learning of the beloved kewple doll. 
Whereas the dangling pig tail is a 
constant distraction, and runs the 
danger of being entangled In the al- 
ready snarly threads of learning, the 
one upstanding kewple curl, tied 
with a tastefully colored bow, is 
charming and soothing in effect." 

Those Wellesleyites with a pre- 
dominant interest in foreign coun- 
tries have developed a college varia- 
tion of the "dutch boy" cut. 

It Is rumored that the recent Low- 
ell house kindergarten party gave 
an added impetus to the newest 
trend. During that memorable night 
members of the senior ranks are 
said to have cavorted about in 
Mary Jane pumps, rompers, and Jack 
Tar dresses. On the eve of that oc- 
casion the local ten cent store was 
swamped with orders for "candy 
striped" hair ribbons, "the broader 
the better." Since then all village 
stores have increased their standing 

Senior Garments Bely Activities of 
Week; Play Clothes Predominate 

By Paula Bramlette 





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"A* a 1938 graduate what interests YOU most. Miss Wellesley?" 

Th* Inquiring Reporter who oaks thia 
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will moil likely gat the unanimous 
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dosirabl* job*. Fairbeld students can 
•lect subjects which propare lor ex- 
citing positions in spociaiixod Hoi da 
— advertising, insurance, retailing. 
banking, and investments, etc. 

Th* School'* active placement bu- 
reau has been unusually succosslul. 
New torm begins S*ptembsr 19. 
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Finger Waving 75c, Shampooing 50c, 

Manicuring, Hair cutting 




Special discount for 

Wellesley Girls 

Irish and Scotch tweed 


custom made 

$12.50 up 



$6.50 up 

Tweeds, Inc. 

125 Newbury St. Boston 

Tel. Commonwealth 2063 

Returning to the simple life in more 
ways than one, the kiddies of 1938 
have packed in moth-balls the slinky, 
draped blacks with which they have 
devastated Boston pleasure spots for 
lo, these many years, have peeled the 
crimson off their tapering nails, let 
their hair down into pigtails, and de- 
tached the three-Inch heels from their 
dainty pedal extremities. 

Most popular for general daytime 
wear is the play suit, Ironically named, 
very much akin to the ancient romper. 
This affair is usually one piece, of 
cotton, linen, or sharkskin; most have 
skirts which button over the abbrevi- 
ated pants, but the little darlings are 
rapidly discarding these with the fine 
abandon of youth. The hardy blue 
jeans are holding their own, still noted 
for that tomboyish, gamin charm 
they give, especially when worn with 
a plaid shirt and one trouser leg rolled 
above the knee. Slacks, though slightly 
too urbane in tone for most of "38's 
naive lassies, are in favor in smoothly 
tailored affairs of hop-sacking or grey 

order for hair ribbons of all sizes 
and colors. (Purple, however, is the 
easy favorite.) 

This change in style, as analyzed 
in the Slampoon. is evidence of "the 
eternally feminine, which perpetually 
makes women deny advancing age." 

Tennis Racquets 

$1-98 and up 

Tennis Balls $].25 a can 

Coif Balls ]0 C t0 75 c 

Canoe Pillows 59 c 

some with handles g9 c 

Bicycles bought for cash. 

Coods called for, crated, 

and shipped. 

P. B. CORKUM, inc. 

587 Washington St. Wellesley 

Tel. Wei. 1046 and 1047 

flannel. These are never rolled, even 
in the Harvard ralso known as the 
over-grown-prep-school) manner. 

In shoes the new freedom holds sway. 
The sneaker and the classic brown- 
and-white saddle shoe are still tops for 
the children. Some have thick cork 
soles. Those in the know expect a 
return to popularity (for strictly dress 
wear) of the patent-leather slipper 
with the ankle strap, and silk socks 
with pink clocks. All of the girls wear 
their rubbers rain or shine. 

To set off their pigtails, tied with 
ribbon, the tiny tots have scrubbed and 
gleaming faces with a line of freckles 
across the nose and an open expression, 
frank to the point of imbecility. Lip- 
stick and other marks of sophistication 
are taboo In the best hop-scotch circles. 


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Embroidered Marquisettes 

Hand-painted Garlands on 

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Graduation Gifts 

Caviar . . . cupped by the claws of a life-size eagle sculptured fn gleara- 
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2|XERRY was chagrined to read in 
J0 his neighbor's French notes that 
Voltaire had tried all genders of lit- 

• . • 

Then there was the hygiene teacher 
who used the words "spontaneous gen- 
eration" for "spontaneous combustion." 

• • • 

Perry was very much annoyed the 
other day when one art student said 
to him: 

"Renoir won't last; he's dated. Just 
look at those clothes!" 



Out From Dreams and 

Social Service Work 

XAM worry Is indeed causing much 
premature strain at Wellesley, at 
least If one individual's condition is 
representative. Perry found her wan- 
dering around Green hall murmuring: 
"What am I doing and where am I 


• • • 

Perry thought that the popularity 
of Wellesley was a little overrated when 
he read that entry In the "signlng-in" 
book which said "phoned for reserva- 

-|fV ECENTLY, as he was walking 
JtiS along Central street. Perry over- 
heard the following scrap of literary 

"So then Amy Lowell, being fat, and 
all that, had no outlet for her emo- 
tions and sort of fell in love with 
Keats. She wrote a biography of him 
in two volumes." 

"Oh, but wasn't he awfully young?" 

EALLY, Perry decided, some 
freshmen aren't as dumb as 
they appear. When asked to name 
the greatest accomplishment of the 
Romans, one ancient history student 
replied, "Speaking Latin." 

• • ■ 

And then, there was the sophomore 
who simply couldn't understand why 
her invitation to the Tower court 
house dance, which she had carefully 
addressed to 3036 Kirkland house, had 
never been acknowledged. She felt 
rather disconcerted a few lays later 
when she found that her newly ac- 
quired man lived in Adams house. 
It seemed that Kirkland 3036 is his 

telephone number. 

• • • 

OU cannot realize how much 
Perry sympathizes with the na- 
ture loving history student, who, when 
asked to discuss the Alaskan salmon 
controversy between the United States 
and Russia, wrote, "I have forgotten 
the point of view of the United 
States and I don't know the point of 
view of Russia, but I can give the 
point of view of the fish." 

• • • 

Edmund Spenser evidently didn't 
have as polite an upbringing as the 
freshman In English literature 101 
who whispered, after listening to the 
passage — "and then came the dragon 
belchln' forth fire," "Didn't he even 
say 'excuse me*?" 

Perry the Pressman 

La Tertulia Elects 
Head^For 1938-39 

Retiring officers of La Tertulia, the 
Spanish club, gave a tea for the newly 
elected officers Wednesday afternoon, 
May 25, at 4:40 p. m. in the graduate 
room in Green hall. Members of the 
department attended. 

Margarita Gomez "39 will take over 
the duties of president from Charlotte 
Fraser '38; Isobel Mackay '40 will be- 
come vice-president and treasurer in 
place of Adrienne Lande "38; Prances 
Cottingham "39 will succeed Alice Atkin- 
son '38 as secretary, and Justine Gott- 
lieb '39 is chairman of the executive 
committee for next year, taking the 
place Margarita Gomez leaves vacant. 



(Continued from Page 1, Col. 2) 


The Colophon, a book collector's 
quarterly, offers a prize of $50 to the 
writer of the best article by an under- 
graduate about her own book collec- 
tion. The magazine will print the win- 
ning composition. To compete, a per- 
son must be a college undergraduate or 
a 1938 graduate, must write about one's 
own books, and submit the article to 
Tlie Colophon, 229 West 43rd St., New 
York, before August 31. The article 
may be written from a bibllolatrous 
angle, but purely literary criticism Is 
not acceptable. 

A riding meet occupied the next 
place on the afternoon's program and 
included three events. 

After the faculty-student baseball 
game, Virginia Tuttle, new president 
of A. A., announced the results of 
the day's activities and presented 
awards. The seniors won the field 
day events with ten points, soph- 
omores followed with seven, fresh- 
men with she and Juniors with five. 
Blazers were given to Margaret Breen 
•38 and Margery Taylor '38. The head 
of tennis for next year will be Caro- 
lyn Elley '40. W's in tennis were 
awarded to Gwendolyn Wilder '38, 
Dora Walton "38, Edith Levy '38, 
Alice Pasternak *38, and Francis 
Roberg '39. The varsity team consists 
of Patricia dimming '41, Mary Ellen 
Freeman '38, Dora Walton *38, Fran- 
cis Roberg "39, Gwendolyn Wilder "38, 
Ann Cohen '41, Alice Pasternak "38 
and Edith Levy "38. The honors in la- 
crosse were given to Ruth Harwood 
•40, next year's head, a W was given 
to Carol Strater "38 and honorable 
mention was given to Margery Mor- 
gan "38, Helen Park '39. Marva Peter- 
son '40, Carolyn Elley '40, Ann Cohen 
•41, Anne Davison '41 and Jane 
Hathen '41. 



JUNE 18 

8:30 A. M- TO 9:45 A. M. 



Copeland Merrill, D. M. D. 


The following extracts from a letter 
received from Western Reserve univer- 
sity may be of interest to girls who 
live in or near Cleveland and are do- 
ing work in social sciences. 

The School of Applied Sciences is 
planning to present the profession of 
Social Work at a vocational tea to 
be held at the school just before 
the opening in September, 1938. 

The recent expansion in social 
services under both public and private 
auspices brought about by the de- 
pression has opened up many new 
opportunities for placement of quali- 
fied case workers particularly hi the 
Social Security program. We antic- 
ipate in the near future a great 
need for qualified personnel in the 
federal and state employment ser- 
vices charged with the administra- 
tion of the insurances under the So- 
cial Security act. Consultants in 
home economics and nutrition are 
needed in public health and social 
work agencies. Persons interested in 
group work will find that preparation 
along this line may lead to Interest- 
ing positions in settlements, Y. M. C. 
A., Girl Scouts, Camp Fire girls, or 
Girl Reserves organizations, or In the 
allied fields of trade unionism or the 
cooperative movements and housing 
projects. In many group work agen- 
cies, there are new positions for per- 
sons with some preparation in both 
group work and case work — so many, 
in fact, that our school has been 
unable to meet the demand. The 
present trend in community organi- 
zation points to the need for more 
social workers prepared in either 
case work or group work to head 
up the councils of social agencies and 
the Community Fund organizations 
and to carry on publicity and re- 
search programs. 

In order that we may extend a 
personal invitation to your next 
year's Juniors and seniors who live in 
or near Cleveland, Is it too much to 
ask you to send us a list of names 
and home addresses so that we may 
write each one during the summer? 
Our aim Is to present information 
quite informally through our alumnae 
and the volunteers who serve as host- 
esses, so that social work may take 
its place among the vocations being 
considered by these students. 
Elizabeth P. Lyman 
Director of Admissions 
Any persons who are interested may 
leave names at the Personnel bureau. 


Mr. Richard G. Gettell lectured on 
"The Economics of Present Day Ger- 
many" Wednesday, June 1, at 4:40 p. 
m. in Pendleton hall. Mr. Gettell, who 
collaborated with Professor Brady of 
California in the writing of a book on 
national socialist economic policies, is 
an authority on the subject. The lec- 
ture was required of students taking 
economics 101, but in view of present 
interests, It was open to other members 
of the college and to the public. 


(Continued from Page 1, Col. 1) 


In spite of threatening rain clouds, 
the Seniors exchanged farewells with 
the underclassmen at the last step- 
6inging Friday, May 27. 

After singing songs written in 
honor of officers and the other classes 
during their four years at Wellesley, 
the seniors began the traditional step 
6ong. Filing out in twos, they received 
bunches of forget-me-nots from Mar- 
Jorle Noppel '40 and Myra Ann Graf 
'40 in behalf of the sister class. 

Ellen Llbby "39 took over the position 
of college song leader, filling the place 
of Eleanor Thresher '38. 

the plate without touching it and was 
called out by umpire Wysor. 

The fourth inning saw some pretty 
Texas Leaguers on the part of the 
faculty which brought them two more 
runs making the final score of 12-1, 
since the winners were not obliged to 
finish out the fifth inning. 

The faculty line-up: Joseph Harou- 
i u iiia n, center field; Elizabeth Powell, 
left field; Philip Hyatt, pitcher; Mich- 
ael Zlgler, catcher; Malcolm L. Holmes, 
first base; Richard Gettel, third base; 
Elaine Dear, right field; Helen Rus- 
sell, second base, and Samuel Thorn- 
dike, short stop. 

The student line-up: Patricia Flem- 
ing '41. short stop; Natalie Gordon 
'38, center field; Anne Cohen '41, sec- 
ond base; Caroline Wysor "40, third 
base; Helen Park '39, catcher; Mary 
Ganoe '38, pitcher. Winifred Pierce 
'38. first base; Margery Taylor '38, 
right field and Helen Warren '41, 
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Taking Stock 

No one who read the two articles about 
Wellesley found in foreign papers and 
translated in last week's News can help 
smiling at the exaggerated statements 
found there concerning "the most ele- 
vated aristocracy of America." And yet 
there is an element of truth in their pic- 
ture of Wellesley as a second Clivendon 
which deserves consideration. 

A Hearst newspaperman travelling 
through the Wellesley campus, particu- 
larly at this time of year when the bridal- 
wreath and greensward slopes are as 
carefully tended as those on Lady Astor's 
estate, would find his fact-twisting super- 
fluous in envisaging Wellesley as a coun- 
try club — speaking of appearances, of 
course. The visitor who looks through 
our Gothic arches sees a lake for boating 
and swimming, rows of tennis courts and 
a golf course. To the sub-freshman of a 
large-family-and-small-living-room type 
the dimensions and decorations of Tower 
court's great hall are positively dazzling. 

But there is much in Wellesley which is 
important though not visible, available 
though less frequently enjoyed. Into this 
category falls real knowledge: not super- 
ficial memory work, canned facts, and 
labelled thoughts, but a critical appre- 
ciation of life which grows from a cre- 
ative study of literature and the social 
sciences, and an absorption of scientific 
technique. Here also one can place the 
contacts with good mature minds which 
are possible outside the classroom as 
well as within. 

With the approach of examinations we 
are forced to take stock. We cannot 
leaf through our note books without won- 
dering whether or not the sum total of 
knowledge and fun which we are about 
to add up on the ledger will show the 
proper balance. If, at the close of our 
stock taking, the different elements of 
our college life are well-balanced, we 
should experience the same kind of satis- 
faction which the accountant knows when 
his columns "add up right." 

Progress Or Destruction? 

Immersed in the fascination of ever- 
changing economic policies and con- 
fronted daily with headlines of new in- 
ternational crises, today's student of the 
social sciences may easily lose sight of 
the less spectacular branches of social 
development. It is for this reason that 
we point out a phase of the coming 
World's Fair whose progressive outlook 
should act to tone down the pessimism 
often aroused by those positive prophets 
who can foresee only an era of disinte- 
gration of the human race by war. It is 
well to remember that constructive 
forces are at work today along with the 
greatly emphasized destructive forces. 

A conspicuous location at the 1939 
Fair is to be given to the Medicine and 
Public Health building, which will con- 
sist of three halls devoted to the study 
of man, medicine, and public health. 
Huge sums of money are being donated 
by national, local, and private health 
societies and philanthropic organizations. 
An advisory committee of 350 experts in 
every branch of hygiene, medicine, and 
public health is working tirelessly to 
create the most valuable exhibition pos- 

All this effort and expense is made 
not merely for the amusement of the 
thousands who will visit the fair next 
year. Nor is the display in any sense 
a commercial venture, for all trade names 
and even those of individuals will be 
omitted. It seems, rather, that this 
superb exhibition will act as a jab to the 
civilized world, a testimonial to the neces- 
sity of preserving knowledge which, if 
wiped out, would not be reacquired per- 
haps for another two thousand years. 
Medical authorities seem to be exhibiting 
their work as a defiant challenge to those 
who believe that all progress has been 
and will come in the improvement of 
instruments of war. 

Yet it is almost farcical to learn that 
Germany, the principal military aggressor 
of the day, the country that thinks the 
least of sacrificing lives for the "good" of 
the state, is going to lend a good deal of 
material from her Hygiene museum in 
Dresden for the exhibit. Optimism in 
signs of progress is balanced by pessi- 
mism in threats of destruction, and both 
views are fostered by the same coun- 
tries. One must watch closely both 
branches of development in order to 
maintain a perspective. 

More Than Sentiment 

Peace propaganda, so much featured 
in contemporary literature, in colleges 
and schools, in labor union projects, and 
through many other channels offers fairly 
convincing proof that more people today 
desire peace than not. 

Working from the premises that in- 
ternational relations today do not rep- 
resent the opinion of most men, the Society 
of Friends has proven itself one of the 
most intelligently interested and organ- 
ized groups carrying on a definite cam- 
paign for pacifism. 

Loyal to the traditional ideal for which 
they have stood consistently for three 
hundred years, an ideal expressed by Wil- 
liam Penn's famous saying, "Love and 
persuasion are more powerful than weap- 
ons of war," the Quakers, through their 
social service agency, the American 
Friends' Service committee, aim to cre- 
ate the kind of international relations 
which will make peace possible. 

The American Friends' Peace board 
with the cooperation of the Congrega- 
tional Council for Social Action this sum- 
mer will sponsor the New England In- 
stitute of International Relations at Wel- 
lesley, as well as several similar insti- 
tutes throughout the country. The in- 
stitute will attempt: (1) to understand, 
objectively, the present world situation 
(2) to view the relation of world prob- 
lems to religious ideals, and (3) to formu- 
late methods for community education in 
world affairs. 

Although we are inclined to question 
the value of the institute's work on the 
grounds of its faith in the efficacy of 
popular education and popular control of 
government implied therein, certainly it 
represents a step in the right direction — 
namely, the forceful combining of the 
ideal with a clear view of the immediate 

Burning Ambition 

By E. C. G". '41 

The Wellesley daughter's aim to- 
Is not the often-sung B. A., 
Books and classes now she spurns 
In favor of sun tans — and burns. 

Out upon secluded lawns 
She achieves the perfect bronze; 
Or perhaps she'll choose a roof, — 
i Harder, but it's more aloof.) 

Crawling bugs or sharp-edged cin- 
ders — 

None of these the damsel hinders; 

Armed with suntan oil in jug 

She writhes and twists on steam- 

Oblivious to cries Just heard 
Rumoring "A man on third!" 
Or joining with the moaning 

Hoping it's a "tiny cloud." 

Strange— this freakish Wellesley 

Dressed for swim but dodging 

Feels it so her moral duty 
To attain a sunburned beauty. 

Red. or tan, painfully peeling, 
Still she has the frantic feeling: 
Make an effort, though It fall, 
Anything — except stay pale! 


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will be used if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold them- 
selves responsible for opinions and 
statements in this column. 

Contributions should be In the 
hands of the Editors by 11 A. M. on 

Better Bigger Sisters 

To the Wellesley College News: 

Freshman week, did your long-ex- 
pected big sister turn up at the last 
minute to take you off to the vaude- 
ville? Did her boredom make you feel 
like a young bother? C. A. wants 
the cooperation of the whole college 
to improve this situation. 

Whether your big sister was nice 
or left you in the lurch you must 
appreciate the need of a really friend- 
ly contact for new girls. The big 
sisters who signed on the house 
boards will be interviewed this week. 
They must recognize their respon- 
sibility to write as soon as possible 
to their little sisters, to take them to 
the vaudeville, campus supper, and 
Barn reception, to help them the first 
morning with schedules, show them 
the index board and the bulletin 
boards of other organizations. 

C. A. will try to make friendships 
more probable by matching the in- 
terests of the little sisters to your 
own. It is not too late to become a 
big sister. Any one who is interested 
should speak to Miss Finch in the 
C. A. office right away. We must 
not let the freshmen down in the 
fall and then complain because we 
know none of them. They do need 
help getting into the swing of things 
and a little trouble will be amply 
repaid by the increased friendships. 
Christian Association 

'The Most Celebrated School' 

To the Wellesley College News: 

It is an ingenious and ingenuous 
French writer that the current News 
reports as discovering Wellesley stu- 
dents wearing a special costume and 
paying $15,000 apiece for tuition in this 
"most celebrated of American schools." 
True it is that "Americans disregard 
expense" In educating their daugh- 
ters; but the student who is getting 
through tills year on SI. 109. including 
the college charge of SI .000, will 
scarcely be suspected of having Croe- 
sus for a father. Even this year's top 
.spender, with her $3,750, would scarce- 
ly rank high in her spending among 
America's sixty families. Indeed, the 


The class of 1913 at 
After Princeton, In a sur- 

Twenty-Five vey prepared for then- 
years — What? twenty-fifth reunion, 

has found the "aver- 
age" member to be a Republican with 
two children. Although most are en- 
gaged in the profession or business 
they chose on graduation, many 
would enter some other field if they 
were living their lives over again. 

Unique among alumnae re- 
No unions this June will be that 
Empty of the class of 1888 at Mount 
Places Vernon seminary in Wash- 
ington, D. C. Fifty years 
after graduation every member of the 
class is alive, and will be present at 
the jubilee celebration. The class, 
however, numbers eight. 

• • • 

Experiments recently per- 
Private formed at Cornell uni- 

Lives Of versity have shown sclen- 
Vitamines tists how the once-myste- 
rious vitamines are man- 
ufactured in the living cells by genes. 
Corn was used in the experiment, a 
fact which may be of great import- 
ance to chemists, botanists, and in- 

• • • 

Engineers at the Westing- 
What house laboratories have 
More Is built a robot whom they 
Needed? could probably send to col- 
lege. It can sit, stand, dis- 
tinguish color, respond to taste, an- 
swer simple questions, and even 
smoke a cigarette. 

• • • 

A school for fashion ca- 
New Type reers will graduate its 
Training first class next week. 
For Chic Seventy style-wise young 

women will, it is hoped, 
find positions at Vogue, Harper's, and 
other such fashion centers. 

• • • 

Groups of fifteen- and 
Social sixteen-year-old students 

Studies from Lincoln and Wal- 

First Hand den, two progressive 

schools in New York city, 
have toured the coal regions of Penn- 
sylvania and parts of the south to 
gain insight into industrial and ra- 
cial problems which their teachers 
felt were imperfectly presented in 

text books. 

• • • 

One of the more backward 
Traffic nations, Peru, has shown 
Safety itself to be more safety 
In Peru wise than most nations. 

even those not actively en- 
gaged in war at the moment. Not 
only has the South American coun- 
try passed a law forbidding the im- 
portation of used cars, but it has de- 
manded that safety glass be inserted 
in all cars sold there. 

daughter of Midas who last year set 
an all-time high record by reporting 
that she was managing to get away 
with $6,580 during the nine months 
she was in college does not really 
shine in comparison with genuinely 
gilded youth. 

The students in Economics 101 have 
reported their expenditures. They have 
averaged $1,794. One-third of them 
spent less than $1,500. and almost 
three-fourths of them less than 
$2,000, while only one in thirty- 
three ran above $3,000. They are 
spending less than last year, but 
more than in the bottom depression 
year of 1932-3. when 85 per cent of 
them had less than $2,000. Yet it Is 
interesting to note the comparative 
uniformity of their expenditures dur- 
ing good years and bad. Over the 
whole period expenditures have av- 
eraged $1,839 per student. In only 
five years has the average varied by 
as much as a hundred dollars from 
that amount. In only two years (one 
of them, curiously enough, 1928-9) has 
it been below SI, 700, and in only one 
(curiously again, 1930-1), above 
$1,900. That year it jumped inexplica- 
bly to $2,229. Students are always in- 
terested to discover their nine-months' 
college expenses running year after 
year a good hundred dollars hi ex- 
cess of the $1,700 on which half 
{.Continued on Page 6, Col. 1) 




The Star Wagon, with Burgess Meredith and Lillian Glsh. 
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The Star-Wagon 

The Star-Wagon, Maxwell Ander- 
son*s latest play, which opened Mem- 
orial Day at the Shubert theatre, is 
not very original either in the ideas 
behind it or in the working out of 
those ideas. Taking time as a mov- 
ing platform which you can board any- 
where or get off anywhere, Mr. Ander- 
son devises a not too ingenious plan 
for returning to the past. With the 
well-worn idea, "What would you do 
if you had it to do over again?" as 
a starting point, we find to our oh, 
so great surprise, that we should do 
exactly the same things we did before. 
In this instance an inspired but mis- 
treated Inventor and his friend return, 
via a time-machine, to the fourth of 
July, 1902, when he made "his choice of 
wife. Since the machine gives him 
the power to choose differently he tries 
the experiment of marrying the woman 
his real wife insists he should have 
married. The experience is awful and 
he comes back to the present with a 
thankful heart, a new perspective on 
life, and a firm belief that the choice 
a man makes through natural instinct 
is the only right choice for him. 

The most interesting part of The 
Star-Wagon is the fine delineation of 
character that is present. The vigorous 
and absorbing people are close to the 
hearts of the audience, and with their 
widely variegated types make up a 
small but clearly cut world. Lillian 
Glsh gives an outstanding and careful 
performance as Martha, the inventor's 
wife, but Burgess Meredith deserves the 
greatest credit for his brilliant charac- 
terization of Stephen in both youth 
and age. Russell Collins, as Hanus, 
and Mildred Natwick, as Mrs. Rut- 
ledge, are humorous and likeable and 
give grade A performances. 

The lively scenes of bygone days are 
excruciatingly sentimental in the feel- 
ings they evoke, and one which takes 
place in church at choir practice, with 
the cast singing hymns, is worth the 
price of admission. To an Anderson- 
admirer The Star-Wagon will come as 
a disappointment, but to an audience 
not so anticipatory it should be very 

L. S. '39 

Bitter Sweet 

I shall not insult the director, Miss 
Phyllis Stohl, and the members of the 
cast of Bitter Sweet, by referring to 
the Noel Coward musical presented 
May 25 and 26, by the Erskinc School, 
as one of the finest amateur produc- 
tions I have ever seen. It was of pro- 
fessional standard and deserves to be 
criticized on that basis. With this in 
mind I may say that it was slow in 
starting, and not until the ballroom 
scene in Mrs. Milllck's house was the 
high level attained which was char- 
acteristic, with but few exceptions, of 
the rest of the play. 

The story was trivial, with much 
turning back of the pages of time, but 

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it was amusing, and at the end offered 
a real kick directed towards the cal- 
lousness of modern thought. Ersklne 
was lucky to have the services of such 
a sound singer and actress as Nancy 
Ohmer. As Sari Linden, Miss Ohmer 
had to bear much of the burden of 
the production, and she was well up 
to her task. Anne Hurlburt, In the 
comparatively small role of Manon-La 
Crevette, distinguished herself as an 
actress of real ability. She enlivened 
the whole play and her personality 
reached out and brought the audience 
into the spirit of the production. The 
leading men were less fortunate addi- 
tions, although they were more than 
merely satisfactory. Robert Anderson, 
who portrayed Carl Linden, had a 
pleasant voice and seemed to have been 
picked for this quality rather than for 
great acting ability. 

Bitter Sweet offered good humored 
and well thought out entertainment. 
The singing and dancing choruses were 
first-rate, and the whole production 
maintained a fast moving and amusing 
tone seldom found outside a professional 

L. S. '39 


Organ Recital 

The student organ recital given in 
the Chapel Tuesday, May 31, provided 
a moment of quiet refreshment during 
this last week of classes. The players, 
including those of limited experience, 
interpreted their numbers with admir- 
able feeling for the contrapuntal as 
well as the harmonic aspects involved. 

The program included compositions 
by Brahms. Bach, Dupre, Pachelbel, 
Clerambault and Buxtehude. The works 
by Bach included four Chorale Pre- 
ludes, two Fugues — the Fugue a la 
Gigue and hhe one in D major, the 
Prelude in C major and the Verset 
From Heaven on high. The two works 
by Brahms were My inmost heart doth 
yearn and Hcno blessed are ye, faithful 
spirits, and the recital closed with 
Clerambault's Prelude and Buxtehude's 
Prelude and Fugue in C major. 

Those performing were Betty Holly, 
Jane Bleecker, Jean Marchant, Betty 
Edwards, Barbara Murchie. Isabella 
Nutt, and Eleanor Mowry. Following 
the performances of the Chorale Pre- 
ludes of Dupre and Bach, which Betty 
Holly and Jane Bleecker executed with 
a clear, steady tone, the Brahms group 
played by Jean Marchant provided a 
contrast of richer, larger harmonies. 
Betty Edwards, Barbara Murchie and 
Isabella Nutt Interpreted the clear-cut, 
perfectly-directed melodic lines of Bach, 
while Eleanor Mowry '35, with great 
artistry, added the works of the three 
earlier cemposers. 

R. O. '39 


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Art Gallery In Review 

The gallery in the Farnsworth Art 
museum has provided us this year with 
a variety of exhibitions. Some were of 
students' work, since a college should, 
of course, have some means of display- 
ing the excellent work done in connec- 
tion with courses in art as well as In- 
dependent creative efforts. Several ex- 
hibitions of reproductions have helped 
to broaden our artistic horizon. But 
probably the most Important were the 
various solo shows of living artists. 
Two exhibitions of sculpture and four 
of drawings and watercolors were fea- 
tured at intervals during the year. 
Since these were Inevitably the most 
attractive to the public, the greatest 
influence on student taste was exerted 
through them, and the greatest care 
was required in the selection of the 
works which were to be exhibited. 
Through these shows the gallery most 
fully realized its Importance in pre- 
senting works which were timely as 
well as of intrinsic merit. 

The function of a critic In rela- 
tion to the gallery is fortunately neg- 
ligible, or at least should be so. It 
is our business to stimulate interest in 
art as the gallery presents It; wher- 
ever possible we point out the facts 
which promote better understanding 
of the works shown, but we are not 
infallible, and it is not our place to 
distribute dogma. Therefore any 
evaluation we make of the year's 
shows should not be taken too seri- 
ously. Nevertheless it is our opinion 
that the Abbot and O'Hara shows 
led the watercolor division, and that 
the Orloff sculptures were outstand- 
ing in that medium. 

There was one exhibition of black- 
and -whites — the group of etchings by 
Fabio Mauroner. In our estimation 
this was the least interesting of the 
series. But the medium is one we 
should like to see again; perhaps next 
year a show of prints by various 
well-known living etchers could be 
arranged. The scarcity of oil paint- 
ings Is regrettable but inevitable, with 
the present popularity of watercolor 
and the migration of most oils to the 
city galleries. 

The season will conclude with an- 
other exhibition of student work, this 
time of laboratory studies from art 

E. K. '39 


Maugham Sums Up 

The Summing Up, by W. Somerset 
Maugham, New York, Doubleday, 
Doran & Company, Inc., 310 pp. 

W. Somerset Maugham's new book, 
The Summing Up, "Is not an auto- 
biography nor is it a book of recol- 
lections" as one might expect from 
the title, but an attempt on the au- 
thor's part to sort out his ideas on 
the subjects that have been of pri- 
mary interest to him in the course of 
his life. The attempt is successful, 
but one finds that these subjects are 
at once Informing and disturbing, in- 
forming in that here we have the 
brilliant conclusions of a mature and 
cultured man, disturbing in that these 
conclusions, while they satisfy in 
themselves, are of such a nature as 
to stir our minds to unaccustomed 

"In my twenties the critics said I 
was brutal, in my thirties they said 
1 was flippant, In my forties they said 
I was cynical, in my fifties they said 
I was competent, and now in my six- 
ties they say I am superficial." The 
Summing Up is not superficial. It 
contains the author's opinions on 
philosophy, works of art, people, novel 
and play writing. Maugham goes into 
each of these subjects deeply and il- 
lustratively, and while one may not 
always and unqualifiedly accept his 
point of view, one may not label It 
superficial. One will find faith min- 
gled with disbelief, optimism tempered 
by a quizzical cynicism, generous 
praise followed by veiled and subtle 
ridicule, but always truth, truth un- 
canny in its predomination of the 
book. And truth is not superficial. 

It is a privilege to read the sum- 
mlngs up of "the dean of English 
novelists," the man who stirred us 
with the profoundness of his Of 
Human Bondage and his more recent 
Theatre. p. w. '40 


COLONIAL— Condemned Women, with Sally Ellers and Louis Hey ward; 
and William Powell and Annabella in The Baroness and the 
Butler, ending June 2. 

Four Men and a Prayer, with Loretta Young and C. Aubrey 
Smith; and Martha Raye and Burns and Allen in College 
Swing, June 3 and 4. 

COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE— Mad About Music, with Deanna Durbin; 
and Tommy Kelley In The Adventures of Tom Satvyer, June 1 
through 4. Jezabel, with Bette Davis, George Brent, and Henry 
Fonda; and the new March of Time, June 6 and 7. 
Girl of the Golden West, with Jeannette MacDonald and 
Nelson Eddy; and a Robert Benchley short, June 9 through 11. 

R. K. O.— Who Killed Dail Preston, with Don Perry and Rita Hey- 
worth; and Jane Withers in Checkers. June 2 through 4. 
Mr. Moto's Gamble, with Peter Lorre and Lynn Baldwin; and 
Swing Your Lady, with Penny Singleton and the Weaver 
Brothers, June 5 through 8. 

METROPOLITAN — Josette, with Don Ameche and Simone Simon; 
and Rascals, with Jane Withers, June 2 through 7. 

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Friday. June 3: *8:16 A. M. Morning 
Chapel. Miss Tucll will lend. 

General examination for seniors. 

Saturday. June 4: *8:1S A. M. Morning 
Clinpcl. Miss McAfw will lead. 

8unday. June 5: '11:00 A. M. Memorial 
Chapel. Preacher, Dr. Howard C. Robbins. 
General Theological Seminary. New York 

Monday. June 6: *8:16 A. M. Morning 
Chapel. Mi- McArec will lead. 

I- .■ ii begin. 

Tuesday. June 7: *8:15 A. M. Morning 
Chapel. Miss Wilson will lead. 


Wednesday. June 8: # 8:16 A. M. Morn- 
ing Chapel. Miss Robnthan will lend. 


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Thursday, June 9: 
Chapel, Frances T. Jackson '38 


Friday, June 10: 
Chnpcl. Mrs. Ewlng will lead. 


Saturday. June 11: *8:16 A. M. 
ing Chapel. Miss McAfee will lend. 


Sunday. June 12: '11:00 A. M. Memo- 
rial Chnpcl. Preacher, Professor T. Hayes 
Procter, Dcpnrtmcnt of Philosophy and 
Psychology, Wellesley College. 

Monday, June 13: *8:lf> A. M. 
Chapel. Miss McAfee will lend. 


Tuesday. June 14: '8:16 A. M. 
Chapel. Miss Coolidge will lead. 


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(Continued from Page 4, Col. 5) 

the families of the country had to live 

In the peak prosperity year of 1929. 
Ill-natured critics will get a mali- 
cious satisfaction in noting that this 
year, as usual, Wellesley students are 
spending nearly half of their free 
funds (those that do not go for col- 
lege charges) for clothes, more than 
ten times what they pay for books. 
But no benefactor has put at their 
disposal a free collection of clothes 
comparable with the collection of 
books amid which so much of their 
working time is spent. Nevertheless, 
their reputation for brains rather 
than valetudinarianism, gaiety and 
generosity Is likely to come into sta- 
tistical question when It is observed 
that their book expenditures are ex- 
ceeded by their doctors' bills (de- 
spite the free college medical service), 
their recreation expenses, and their 
gifts, while travel costs them three 
times as much as books. It is an 
old story to those of us who know 
the facts, yet apparently of perennial 
Interest to the non-college world, to 
say nothing of students for the first 
time brought face to face with their 
own spending habits. They reflect the 
normal expenditures of a group em- 
bracing a few poor, many well-to-do, 
and a few wealthy young women 
brought together under the special 
conditions of college life. 

H. R. Mussey 


(Continued from Page 1, Col. 5) 

alumnae will attend the luncheon in 
the hall ball room. Miss McAfee and 
Mrs. Coverdale, the outgoing alumnae 
trustee, will speak, along with repre- 
sentatives of the fiftieth and twenty- 
fifth reunion classes. 

Former graduates will parade on the 
green at 3:30 p. m. Awards for the 
most effective class costume will con- 
sist of pictures of the three prize classes 
for insertion into a permanent album. 
The parade will march straight to the 
ceremony for the laying of the swim- 
ming pool cornerstone at 4 o'clock. Fol- 
lowing this, the cup for percentage of 
class attendance will be awarded in 
the Greek theater. The fiftieth class 
has held this trophy for years. Seniors 
will officially become alumnae at this 

"Dix° group breakfasts will take place 
on Sunday morning, after a Saturday 
evening of reunion suppers and com- 
petition song fests. 

Miss Hart, honorary member of the 
class of '98, will attend her class re- 

College Notes 


Barbara Schofleld '39 to Donald 
Carmichael, Harvard '35. 

Priscilla Fall '38 to Graham A. 
Morse, Boston University '37. 

Elizabeth Remick '40 to Lt. John 
Gill, Stanford '36, now In Marine Corps. 


Miss Hope Elizabeth Robinson '35 to 
Mr. Harvey Fisk Phlpard, Jr., Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology '37. 

'38 "Mosts" Respond 
To Probes on Titles 

LOST— Two weeks before general. Hnppy. 
carefree look. Finder please return to 
P. A. S., Mungcr. 

LOST— Over Memorial week-end. Several 
hours' sleep. Would like to make them 
up in classes during this week. 

LOST— Dark blue bicycle. Very rusty, 
with big dent in rear mud guard. Finder 
please return to Betty Edwards, Tower 

FOUND — Several good reasons for postpon- 
ing the general. For details see J. S., 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 5) 

put it away. Mary Ganoe's reaction to 
her title Best Athlete was amusing. 
"I owe my success entirely to grow- 
ing up a tom-boy," she stated, and ad- 
mitted reluctantly that she had been 
a cod-llver-oil-addict. As for her fu- 
ture, "Glurpy" shook her head rue- 
fully. "There won't be any — in sports," 
she said. 

Virginia Spangler, 1938's "Best Act- 
ress," looked up at her visitor in frank 
dismay, and despite her fame and 
publicity of the last four years, chose 
to retreat from the presence of the 
press and write out her own answers. 
Aside from the fact that the press 
was thus cheated of "Spang's" pres- 
ence, the method left much to be 
desired. For, unfortunately, the re- 
marks proved a bit Illegible. 

We finally deciphered the writing. "I 
am overcome at being honored so roy- 
ally for making funny faces for four 

She quoted her fiance. David Trott. 
as saying of her title, "You've already 
proved you can make a curtain call. 
Now can you make a bed?" 
(7*o be continued) 

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